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Open Access | Changes in vector species composition and current vector biology and behaviour will favour malaria elimination in Santa Isabel Province, Solomon Islands

October 5, 2011 - 07:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bugoro H, Iro'ofa C, Mackenzie DO, Apairamo A, Hevalao W, Corcoran S, Bobogare A, Beebe NW, Russell TL, Chen C, Cooper RD
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:287 (30 September 2011)

The disappearance of the two major vectors, An. punctulatus and An. koliensis, from Santa Isabel and the predominance of An. hinesorum, a non-vector species may facilitate malaria elimination measures.

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Open Access | Influence of environmental factors on the abundance of Anopheles farauti larvae in large brackish water streams in Northern Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

September 21, 2011 - 13:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Hugo Bugoro, Jeffery Hii, Tanya L Russell, Robert D Cooper, Benny KK Chan, Charles Iro'ofa, Charles Butafa, Allen Apairamo, Albino Bobogare, Cheng-Chen Chen
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:262 (13 September 2011)

This study has demonstrated that the presence and abundance An. farauti larvae are influenced by environmental factors within the large streams.

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Open Access | Malaria elimination in Isabel Province, Solomon Islands: establishing a surveillance-response system to prevent introduction and reintroduction of malaria

August 16, 2011 - 12:46 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
O'Sullivan MJ, Kenilorea G, Yamaguchi Y, Bobogare A, Losi L, Atkinson J, Vallely A, Whittaker M, Tanner M, Wijesinghe R
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:235 (11 August 2011)

A robust surveillance-response system is essential when moving towards malaria elimination.

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Open Access | Exploring provider and community responses to the new malaria diagnostic and treatment regime in Solomon Islands

January 12, 2011 - 10:36 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Wijesinghe RS, Atkinson JM, Bobogare A, Wini L, Whittaker M
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:3 (10 January 2011)

To address these issues, further training and supportive supervision of healthcare workers will be essential, as will the engagement of influential community members in health promotion activities to improve acceptability of RDTs and adherence to the new treatment regime.

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Open Access | A large proportion of asymptomatic Plasmodium infections with low and sub-microscopic parasite densities in the low transmission setting of Temotu Province, Solomon Islands: challenges for malaria diagnostics in an elimination setting

September 9, 2010 - 12:43 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Harris I, Sharrock WW, Bain LM, Gray K, Bobogare A, Boaz L, Lilley K, Krause D, Vallely A, Johnson M, Gatton ML, Shanks GD, Cheng Q
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:254 (7 September 2010)

During the survey, 9,491 blood samples were collected and examined by microscopy for Plasmodium species and density, with a subset also examined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs).

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Open Access | Population screening for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiencies in Isabel Province, Solomon Islands, using a modified enzyme assay on filter paper dried bloodspots

August 6, 2010 - 13:54 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kuwahata M, Wijesinghe R, Ho M, Pelecanos A, Bobogare A, Landry L, Bugora H, Vallely A, McCarthy J
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:223 (5 August 2010)

The assay enabled simple and quick semi-quantitative population screening in a malaria-endemic region. The study indicated a high prevalence of G6PD deficiency in Isabel Province and highlights the critical need to consider G6PD deficiency in the context of P. vivax malaria elimination strategies in Solomon Islands, particularly in light of the potential role of primaquine mass drug administration.

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Open Access | Malaria on isolated Melanesian islands prior to the initiation of malaria elimination activities

July 29, 2010 - 10:21 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Solomon Islands TO, Shanks Dennis
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:218 (26 July 2010)

For various reasons malaria rates are declining in these provinces providing a favourable situation for local malaria elimination. This will be advanced using mass distribution of bed nets and selective indoor residual spraying, the introduction of rapid diagnostic tests and artemisinin combination therapy, and intensive case detection and surveillance.

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Open Access | A cluster randomized controlled cross-over bed net acceptability and preference trial in Solomon Islands: community participation in shaping policy for malaria elimination

December 23, 2009 - 11:47 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Jo-An Atkinson, Albino Bobogare, Andrew Vallely, Leonard Boaz, Gerard Kelly, William Basifiri, Simon Forsyth, Peter Baker, Bridget Appleyard, Hilson Toaliu, Gail Williams

This research was conducted to inform LLIN procurement as part of the national malaria control and elimination programme in SI.

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